David Agard, PhD, UCSF'S first QB3 scientific director and a major force in conceiving and launching the institute, has announced he is stepping down from the position to return full time to his own research.
"I've seen so much here. I'm not sure I'd ever see this much in a lifetime of practice in the US," says Joanne Jorissen of her extraordinary first six months as a volunteer midwife at Bottom Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi.
WHAT: “The Way of Constant Grace,” an adaptation featuring a live reading of letters that were exchanged this year between critically ill patients and UCSF medical and nursing students.
Throughout the year, the pen pals correspond with one another in letters written in long-hand and do not meet until year end. The results are dramatic, often emotionally-charged letters as adults tell stories of their struggles, their hopes and fears, while the medical students empathize and learn what it feels like to cope with a serious illness.